Learning exchange between Lao NPOs and Vietnam NGOs, 12 – 14 December 2018, Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR

The workshop has been facilitated by OXFAM and Partners ( SAEDA) Background The Center for Development and Integration (CDI) is a Vietnamese non-government, non-profit organization working for the rights of the disadvantaged groups to build a society of equity, solidarity, and sustainable development. For over last ten years, CDI has been working hard with a […]

Agroecology Futures Regional Forum – supporting the agroecological transition in the Mekong region

On the 6 – 8 November, over 260 participants from 21 nationalities gathered in Siem Reap, Cambodia, to discuss the futures of Agroecology during an unprecedented Regional Forum. The event was co-organised by the General Directorate of Agriculture (GDA) of Cambodia, CIRAD and GRET in a joint effort to promote agroecology. This “Agroecology Futures” Forum […]

New publication: Agroecology Futures, Inspiring and innovating stories from the Agroecology Learning Alliance in South East Asia

ALiSEA has proudly launched its new publication, Agroecology Futures, Inspiring and innovating stories from the Agroecology Learning Alliance in South East Asia, in the framework of the Agroecology Futures Regional Forum which took place in Siem Reap, Cambodia, on 6-8 November 2018. This publication results from the compilation of over 20 case studies and collective researches […]

Another way of farming is possible: Focus on some innovative young organic farmers in the Mekong Region

In the framework of its work aiming at changing the negative narrative towards agriculture through innovative approach to attract the youth, ALiSEA launched a pilot research initiative to document some innovative farms, Assessing farm sustainability in the Mekong Region: from the concept to case studies. This study took place between March and August 2018 and […]

Regional Workshop about Participatory Guarantee Systems (PGS) to promote Agroecology in the Mekong Region, Vientiane, Laos, 1-3 October 2018

On the 1 – 3 of October 2018, over 65 participants from 12 nationalities coming from 6 countries (Cambodia, Laos, India, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam) and from different background (Government agencies, Research Institutes, Universities, Development practitioners and private sector) gathered at the Vansana Riverside Hotel in Vientiane, Laos, for a Regional experience sharing workshop about Participatory […]

Regional Vegetable Forum 2018: Sharing knowledge to promote development of the vegetable sector ‘Innovations of production and supply chain systems for improved off-season vegetable’

The vegetable sector is becoming more of a focus for research, development and the private sector in Southeast Asia due to the high nutritional and economical value that can be generated. However, the sector faces key challenges including (1) low average yields of vegetable production in many places; (2) poor competitiveness within the region as […]

SUB SECTOR WORKING GROUP MEETING ON AGROBIODIVERSITY, 16 AUGUST 2018, VIENTIANE, LAO PDR

On the 16th of August 2018, over 40 participants from Government agencies, Research Institutes, National University of Laos and Development practitioners attended the Sub-Sector Working Group on Agro-biodiversity (SSWG-ABD). The meeting took place at the National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI) and was chaired by Dr Bounthong Bouahom, Director General of NAFRI, and co-chaired by Michael Jones, Food and Agriculture Organization […]

Photo contest “Picturing agroecology initiatives in the Mekong Region”

Do you feel that organic agriculture is a key for a sustainable and fair development in the Mekong region? Do you believe that agroecology is a promising approach to protect people’s health and the environment? Do you also admire farmers who are developing innovative agroecology initiatives? Then, help us to showcase the beauty and the […]

Mountain Futures Conference, 4-8 June 2018, Kunming, China

On the 4th – 8th June 2018, the second Mountain Futures Conference took place in China’s Yunnan province, against the backdrop of the famous Hani rice terraces in Honghe and the rapidly growing city of Kunming. Building on the success of the first Mountain Futures Conference in 2016, the event gave participants the opportunity to […]

IOBC – Asia-Pacific Regional Section: an International Training Workshop in Conservation Biological Control of Insect Pests

IOBC – Asia-Pacific Regional Section is seeking registrations of interest in a proposed international workshop on Conservation Biological Control (CBC) of Insect Pests, to be held at Lincoln University, New Zealand, from 12-15 November 2018, inclusive. This workshop is a follow-up to that held simultaneously in Beijing and Hanoi in September 2017, which covered all aspects […]